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FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Legal advisors proving later life planning services particularly to elderly and vulnerable clients

15 May 2018
West Midlands
Local Alliances:
Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

We aim to assist those living with dementia and their carers with legal aspects such as Wills, Care Fee planning, Powers of Attorney and Deputyship and to assist them with understanding the importance of such matters and providing effective solutions to their individual circumstances. With fee earners who are members of Solicitors for the Elderly we pride ourselves on being approachable and able to recognise the needs of our clients.

We look for opportunities to work with other community partners to offer as much information and assistance to individuals within the community in respect of living with dementia.

We also have several Dementia Champions in our organisation who help to spread knowledge about dementia and how we can all take actions to make the world a more dementia friendly place.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

We will continue to get out in the community as much as possible to provide information to those with dementia and the carers and to work with our community partners to provide as full a service as possible. We will keep these relationships under review and we will gather feedback from any presentations we do to our local community as to the usefulness of the information we provide. Finally, we will ensure that we are up to date with the work of Alzheimer’s Society, our local DAA and the law.

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2. Actions

  • Run Dementia Friends Sessions

    We intend to run dementia friends sessions for the local community and to build new relationships with local organisations to support them in becoming dementia friendly.

    Being implemented